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The 2022 Wimbledon Championships are so close right now I can almost taste the strawberries and cream! And while the draw has yet to be made, the seedings have now been officially announced. As you can see, I’ll be focusing on the men’s tournament here. The seedings are somewhat unexpected as it happens, but there are some underlying reasons as to why this is the case.
Anyway, I don’t want to take up too much of your time with the ins and outs regarding the reasons why the seedings have been done this way. Instead, I want to get right to the point with identifying the seeds and what impact this has on the men’s draw. All of this is highlighted below.
2022 Wimbledon Seeds Explained for the Men
For the 2022 Wimbledon event, there are 32 seeded players. This is the case for all Grand Slams, and the respective seedings determine a player’s position in the draw. Don’t forget that this year, Russian and Belarusian players are banned from competing. That’s why the seedings are somewhat out of sync with the rankings. But regardless, the seedings are now official, and there are some key things I wanted to discuss.
Djokovic and Nadal in Separate Halves
Many players and fans thought it was ridiculous what happened at the French Open this year. The top half of the draw was so stacked that Djokovic and Nadal met in the quarter-final. Let’s not forget that other guys like Zverev and Alcaraz were also in the top half. Anyway, it does seem that a similar scenario has been avoided at Wimbledon. Since both Medvedev and Zverev won’t be competing at Wimbledon, this has shuffled these two legends to the top of the seedings.
Novak Djokovic is seeded one, which puts him at the top of the draw. And Nadal is taking the number two seed, which puts him at the very bottom. This means that these two cannot play each other unless it is in the final.
Huge Challengers Seeded in the Top 10
Besides the top two seeds mentioned here, there are still some very strong players in the rest of the lineup. The wonder kid, Carlos Alcaraz, has been seeded fifth, whereas Ruud and Tsitsipas have taken the 3rd and 4th seed positions, respectively. Beyond these guys, some other huge challengers involve Berrettini, seeded 8th, Auger-Aliassime, seeded 6th, as well as Hurkacz, seeded 7th.
All of these guys have the potential to go deep in the draw if not win the entire event. But their position in the draw has yet to be determined.
British Interest With Cam Norrie
Since Wimbledon is played in London, of course, it’s great to see some British interest towards the top of the pack. Cam Norrie is currently ranked number 12 in the world, yet he is seeded 9th at Wimbledon. Grabbing a top 10 position in the seedings is obviously very exciting, and he isn’t the only British player either. Dan Evans is seeded 29th, so this year’s Wimbledon could be a good one for the Brits!